Sunday morning we lazily ate breakfast at the Hotel and watched some Entourage before packing up to leave. I had some coffee (it hit the spot), Michael had tea and the cheese omelet.
I ordered the Mexican Scramble: scrambled eggs with black beans, onions, red and green peppers, spicy Chorizo sausage, Cotija cheese and green salsa! I loved it. It arrived on two crispy tortillas and everything was delish.
It was also huge! After breakfast we checked out, loaded the car and drove a bit out of town. We parked near the Cathedral Winery because we planned on going for a bike ride on the back country roads. We got out of the car and it was sunny, the air was super chilly, and the wind was pretty strong. We decided to head back to Portland instead and ride there.
We parked near the Springwater Corridor (the 40 mile loop through town) and got on the bikes. I wanted to ride East a little bit to make the ride longer. We biked East on the trail for a few miles but we were eating a headwind the entire time. At first I was worried: I thought, “Oh my gosh I am in BAD shape” but the wind was pretty strong.
It was such a gorgeous day in Portland! And much warmer than it was in Hood River. Riding East we were clocking about 12 mph on the bike. Once we turned around and headed West we were at 16 mph. It was much easier heading in that direction.
It was such a wonderfully sunny day. It’s amazing how much my mood improves with a little Vitamin D. It was the first ride outside since last Fall. I was so glad to be back on the bike, and not inside on the bike trainer. We both have a LONG way to go before we’ll be ready for the Portland Century.
We rode down the trail towards Sellwood and ended up stopping at Pizzicato for lunch.
Stats for the first part of the ride:
Time: 49 minutes
Calories Burned: 316
I took Saturday off from counting calories, but Sunday I was back at it. I estimated my breakfast calories, added the slice (280 calories) plus the calories I burned riding. My knee was bugging me this weekend. I have no idea why but I’m trying not to stress about it just yet.
After we were done eating we rode back to the car.
Calories Burned: 95
The ride back to the car was short and fast. I felt good about our first time on the bike after so long. I do think it will be somewhat slow getting back the bike fitness I lost this winter though.
We got home, unpacked and spent the rest of the day doing stuff around the house. Michael did yard work, I cleaned the whole house and did tons of laundry, dyed my hair and organized weekend photos. I had a fantastic weekend! It was a nice start to Spring!
By the way, my friend Kristin ran Boston today! I’m super excited for her and looking forward to hearing about her time in Boston!
QUESTION: Do you ever ride your bike to restaurants? And are you watching the Boston footage?